We are human.
Each day as we go about our busy lives, we live and work within the natural world. Even when we dwell within the largest cities or sit in the grandest office, the living planet on which we live supports us. And we are, ourselves, living organisms: part of nature.
We are nature.
Yet so often, tied to our computers and devices, we forget this. Caught up with our work and deadlines, at home or in our offices, we forget this. As we interact with each other every day, we forget this. And as we lead, design and create projects, businesses, and organisations, we so often forget this.
Nature connection invites you to remember. And in doing so, to discover ways to lead, live, work and thrive inspired by the rich wisdom the natural world has to share. If we simply have time to listen.
Nature connection offers leaders, teams and individuals opportunities to step into the natural world, to listen, to learn and to put things into practice.
From bite-size experiences to multi-day immersions, we facilitate connections to nature that allow inspiration and insights to arise. Perspectives may shift. Entirely different ways of seeing things may emerge.
Designed for individual leaders, management or operational teams, we invite you to bring the real issues you are working on to explore them in a different way.
This is much more than leadership training. It is about connecting to the living, breathing, interconnected ecosystem of which we are a part and discovering the wisdom it offers to help us solve problems, build business and serve communities in entirely different ways.
Each nature connection draws on well-established models for learning with nature, which are themselves grounded in wisdom from the natural world.
We move from opening, to inspiration, through activation or motivation, into focus, resting, then gathering and reflecting, finally through to integration of what has been learnt.
Bite-sized experiences may simply focus on one aspect while longer immersions or project work will move through all aspects.
We work in nature, with nature and with ourselves as a part of nature.
Tuning into self, tuning into senses, tuning into nature, tuning in to one-another, stillness and reflection
Nature's wisdom, the wisdom of trees, wisdom from science, indigenous wisdom, our wisdom, somatic practices and the body's wisdom.
Natural systems, working with patterns, finding flows, self as system, thinking in systems, broken systems and systems of renewal
Beauty, laughter, inspiration, bringing forth the new, finding joy, love of planet, biophilia, love of self, love of others, love of life
We are building our ecosystem of collaborators deeply immersed in working in, with and around nature and in developing leaders of the future.
Nature Connection was founded by Ruth Dobson
Over the 25 years of her professional life, Ruth has been weaving together many strands of learning and practice, thinking and being. Her strands are from the worlds of international business and finance, social enterprise and the non-profit sector.
Perspectives from her life, work and travels in Asia, Africa, Europe and beyond are drawn in, together with those from her many teachers, informal and formal.
And, of course, she draws on her own immersions in and connection to nature.